Cain would get the white guilt vote from people who hate Obama because he is black. West espouses is a common theme that appeals to a certain demographic, "tell it like it is". Terms like that and claiming not to be politically correct are all the same thing. Nothing changes from Palin to Trump to West. Semantics without substance. The catch phrases don't translate into anything substantive.
How's that day-glo Gulf shrimp you're eating? Tell me how BP didn't manipulate government before and after the oil spill? I imagine the guys who died on the rig and their families are certainly happy that profit was more important than adherence to government recommended/mandated safety standards.
I've seen enough unbridled capitalism to know that what's needed is rational regulation not corporate authored regulation.
Tell me why Wall Street and banking should have fewer regulations rather than more.
you are correct. the only problem is that history has demonstrated this to be an extreme political implausibility, if not an impossibility. industry has been involved in writing the regulations that will govern it since at least the Theodore Roosevelt Administration.Originally Posted by risky thicket
because they are able to use their size, power, and influence to ensure that they limit competition and fix their market share, thereby turning us precisely into what you fear when you worry about America becoming dominated by one or two 'mega corps'. An excellent example of this would be our health insurance industry - where the fact that we have state border restrictions has allowed state governments to be influenced by the major providers in their states to heavily regulate the industry - with the result being that many states are dominated by a vanishingly small number of health insurers, who write the regulation in order to prevent competition, give it to politicians with a check, and then clink champagne glasses when those politicians obediently pass it.Tell me why Wall Street and banking should have fewer regulations rather than more.
if you want to get business out of politics, then get politics out of business. when you begin to legislate buying and selling, the first things to be bought and sold are the legislators. as long as you provide a massive financial incentive for private interests to interfere with politics, then that is precisely what they will do.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.